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Launch of NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission delayed until November Launch of NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission delayed until November
- October 13, 2020

The mission eventually will bring three NASA astronauts and an astronaut from Japan's JAXA space agency to the International Space Station. The extra time will allow SpaceX to resolve an unexpected observation during a recent non-NASA launch attempt, said the mission leader. (more...)
Heavy rain, isolated tornadoes possible Sunday in North Carolina from Delta remnants Heavy rain, isolated tornadoes possible Sunday in North Carolina from Delta remnants
- October 12, 2020

Overnight will be a cool one as we see temperatures falling back into the middle and upper 60′s for our Sunday morning. At this point, there are no flooding concerns except for some poor-drainage areas. The rain should be wrapping up pretty quickly with only a few leftover showers into Sunday afternoon/evening. Delta is forecast to continue weakening as it heads northeast toward the Mid-Atlantic states on Monday , the National Weather Service said. (more...)
Human `microevolution` forming more arteries, less wisdom teeth in babies Human `microevolution` forming more arteries, less wisdom teeth in babies
- October 11, 2020

The investigation's authors suggested changes in natural selection could be the major reason for micro-evolution, Science Focus reported. As per Dr. And when the median artery prevalence reaches 50% or more, the authors write in their paper in the Journal of Anatomy , "it should not be considered as a variant, but as a "normal" human structure". (more...)
Trump's favorite poll has him down 12 points to Biden Trump's favorite poll has him down 12 points to Biden
- October 11, 2020

In Ohio, that margin was seven points. In the previous CNN poll of registered voters, which took place from August 28 through September 1, Mr. The October sample surveyed 700 likely voters, with a margin of error around 4.6%. Franklin points out for the first time in the Marquette poll's history, the first presidential debate had no effect on the numbers. Most political analysts predicted former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would capture the White House in 2016 ... (more...)
Polls: Biden leads Nevada, tied with Trump in Ohio Polls: Biden leads Nevada, tied with Trump in Ohio
- October 11, 2020

The two polls were conducted after Trump announced on Friday that he had tested positive for coronavirus and were mostly completed before he returned to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday. As of Tuesday morning, Biden was ahead of Trump by 8.5 points nationally, according to a RealClearPolitics average of general election polling conducted from September 21-Oct. (more...)
SpaceX's Tesla Roadster Takes First Close Flight to Mars SpaceX's Tesla Roadster Takes First Close Flight to Mars
- October 10, 2020

Close might be a bit of a stretch for the less science-oriented of us, though, as the vehicle is still a couple of million miles from the surface of the planet. At last check, it was over 37 million miles from earth. Tesla Roadster , which SpaceX sent into space with the Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful rocket, and Starman, which was in it, reached Mars yesterday. (more...)
Single-Use Plastics Will Be Banned In Canada By 2021 End Single-Use Plastics Will Be Banned In Canada By 2021 End
- October 10, 2020

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), remains firmly of the view that the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), 1999 is not an appropriate tool for managing post consumer plastic waste . CIAC believes the Government of Canada should allow the appropriate time for consultation with industry and the provinces to ensure that its proposed approach to a circular economy for plastics is in line with the Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment (CCME) National Strategy ... (more...)
Tiger King's Doc Antle Indicted on Wildlife Trafficking Charges Tiger King's Doc Antle Indicted on Wildlife Trafficking Charges
- October 10, 2020

Attorney General Herring's Animal Law Unit spent months investigating Antle alongside another animal park owner Keith Wilson , of Wilson's Wild Animal Park. Four of those are for alleged Endangered Species Act violations, four more are for conspiracy, and the remaining nine are for animal cruelty. "As much as I'd like to be Carole's partner on Dancing with the Stars , I have real responsibilities because I actually care for my wildlife and interact with them and watch over their care ... (more...)
Experts say September was the hottest month on record Experts say September was the hottest month on record
- October 10, 2020

Averaging over 12-month periods smooths out shorter-term variations in regional and global-average temperatures. That is alarmingly close to the 1.5ºC threshold for severe impacts detailed in a major 2018 report by the UN's climate science advisory panel, the IPCC. (more...)
Mars to Be Opposite, Closest to Sun on October 13 Mars to Be Opposite, Closest to Sun on October 13
- October 09, 2020

This opposition will be extra special due to the orbits of Earth and Mars lining up to be at their closest to each other. This is despite the fact that Mars and Earth were actually at their closest - merely 62 million kilometers apart - two days ago, on October 6. (more...)
Boeing to participate in International Astronautical Congress with online exhibit_china Boeing to participate in International Astronautical Congress with online exhibit_china
- October 09, 2020

Ferguson's departure is not the first crew move for a crew flight test. Fink then rode in January 2019 Eric Bow was withdrawn for medical reasons . He has been replaced on the crew by Wilmore. "The Boeing team has taken all lessons from our first uncrewed Orbital Flight Test to heart, and is making Starliner one of the safest new crewed spacecraft ever fielded". (more...)
Straws, stir sticks, bags among first targets of countrywide plastics ban Straws, stir sticks, bags among first targets of countrywide plastics ban
- October 09, 2020

The federal government has laid out its plan to ban some single-use plastics. That means the end of next year will be the end of the road for plastic straws, stir sticks, carry-out bags, cutlery, dishes and takeout containers and six-pack rings for cans and bottles. (more...)
Skywatchers set for Draconid meteor shower Skywatchers set for Draconid meteor shower
- October 08, 2020

The Draconid meteor shower is an annual phenomena which occurs every October. Draconid shattering wires are named after the Draco constellations. The number of meteors seen during the night of the peak varies a lot from year to year - usually there are only about 5-20 meteors per hour visible but in some years there have been reports of thousands per hour being monitored. (more...)
Mars Won't Be This Close to Earth Again For 15 Years Mars Won't Be This Close to Earth Again For 15 Years
- October 08, 2020

Then in 2018, it was 57.6 million kilometres away. Before last night, Mars in 2003 made its closest approach Earth in 60,000 years, coming with a distance of 34.65 million miles. The closest of these events is always when Mars Opposition occurs in late August - with Earth almost at its farthest from the Sun, and Mars at its closest to the Sun. (more...)
Astronomers find ‘better planets for life than Earth’ Astronomers find ‘better planets for life than Earth’
- October 07, 2020

A team of scientists led by Washington State University (WSU) geobiologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch has identified two dozen exoplanets that could be more favorable to life than the Earth . K stars, say the Washington State team, have the advantage of long lifespans of 20 billion to 70 billion years, allowing orbiting planets to be older as well as giving life more time to advance to the complexity now found on Earth. (more...)
Asteroid, size of a Boeing-747, heading towards Earth Asteroid, size of a Boeing-747, heading towards Earth
- October 07, 2020

Another warning has spread from NASA about an imminent barrage of space debris, represented by at least 4 asteroids flying near us, starting from Tuesday, through tomorrow, Wednesday, and ending their transit on Thursday, and while September ended with the passage of three asteroids on Earth in recent days, the This week in October, another group of asteroids will pass by Earth. (more...)
SpaceX and L3Harris win missile-tracking satellite contracts SpaceX and L3Harris win missile-tracking satellite contracts
- October 07, 2020

Starlink satellites are capable of tracking on-orbit debris and autonomously avoiding a collision. All the procedures seemed to be operating smoothly, until two seconds before launch . The GPS III Space Vehicle (SV) 04 is the fourth satellite in a series of GPS satellites that the US Space Force operates. "You can probably look forward to two or so launches a month from us", said Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, during a panel discussion at the Satellite 2020 conference in March. (more...)
Who is Tim Stützle? Alex Trebek announces Senators draft pick Who is Tim Stützle? Alex Trebek announces Senators draft pick
- October 07, 2020

Meanwhile, the NHL and NHL Players' Association they are targeting January 1, 2021 as the start date for the next season. Lafreniere joins a young, developing Rangers team that features one of his favorite players, Hart Trophy finalist Artemi Panarin. (more...)
Tropical storm could mean a wet weekend for East Tennessee Tropical storm could mean a wet weekend for East Tennessee
- October 07, 2020

Delta is forecast to move over the southern Gulf of Mexico Wednesday afternoon, and be over the southern or central Gulf of Mexico through Thursday , and approach the northern Gulf coast on Friday . The storm is still south of Jamaica and is gathering strength as it moves toward the Cayman Islands, where a tropical storm warning has been issued, the center said . (more...)
France, Italy search for missing victims after deadly floods France, Italy search for missing victims after deadly floods
- October 07, 2020

Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said over 100 homes were destroyed or severely damaged. French Prime Minister Jean Castex said the army has been deployed to help in rescue efforts. French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday expressed gratitude towards rescuers on Twitter. In Limone Piemonte, a three-storey house was swept off its foundations and into a river. (more...)